Getting to the bottom of the superfood trend
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Superfoods are highly nutritional and generally exotic foods that are considered particularly beneficial for your health and wellbeing. However, while they benefit your health, they are also problematic: the cultiva- tion and transport of superfoods often have fatal eco-sociological consequences. Long transport routes, pesticides, large water consumption and increasing competition for space and nutrition in cultivation areas are just
some of the negative impacts of the superfood revolution.
So how is this diary craze supposed to work alongside conscious consumption? The answer: remain local! There are numerous local alternatives, which are just as good as the imported products in terms of nutritional value.
THE AUTHORS are all experts on food, agriculture, lifestyle and consumption. They developed this book in cooperation with Slow Food, the worldwide move- ment for better, regional, clean food.